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“Rigoletto” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Rigoletto” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** Pretty much everyone who loves opera loves Rigoletto, and in the new-to-Chicago production directed by E. Loren Meeker now at the Lyric Opera, the characters’ vivacity matches that of Verdi’s dramatic, horn-heavy music. Quinn Kelsey and Rosa [Read More]

“Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Highly Recommended ***** “Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” is, quite simply, what the title says that it is. Nearly 30 of the songs which Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington either wrote or co-wrote the music, lyrics or made popular as a bandleader [Read More]

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks” a book review

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks”  a book review

Highly Recommended **** Yes, I am on a diet! That’s what made it difficult to review a book that is filled with simple, healthy recipes for school, work and home- They are so great looking and because Jane and I are on a NO carbs, NO sugar diet plan, we could only [Read More]

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“Billy Elliot, the Musical”

“Billy Elliot, the Musical”

Tonight was a very special one. Porchlight Music Theatre, beginning its 23rd season in Chicago , opened its production [Read More]

“Hard Times”

“Hard Times”

Highly Recommended **** As Lookingglass Theatre embraces its 30 seasons of bringing quality theater to Chicago, they [Read More]

“”The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” reviewed by Carol Moore

“”The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” reviewed by Carol Moore

Recommended **** Other Theatre’s “The Making of a Modern Folk Hero” is a modern cautionary tale, a sharply [Read More]

“Dracula”   The Hypocrites

“Dracula” The Hypocrites

Somewhat Recommended ** Over the years (in fact 20 years), I have watched the work of Sean Graney and his Hypocrites [Read More]

Destinos  -“Growing up Gonzales”

Destinos -“Growing up Gonzales”

Highly Recommended **** The 1st Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is here! Unlike the Goodman Latinofest of [Read More]

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

  Last month, in one of my early morning breakfast conversations at a local café, several “counter creatures” [Read More]

“Evening at The Talk House” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Evening at The Talk House” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** There may be people in troubled times who can uphold civic virtues and risk all for a better [Read More]